Surveying Services - The Degree of Difference


Services for Private Clients







Subdivision

SubdivisionsSplitting one large piece of land into two or more separate titles is a complex legal task.   We know the Council rules and can guide you through the entire process with ease.   We can assist you from initial resource consent, through pegging boundaries, to the final certificates of title.

For more information please read about subdivision on our information page.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Resource Consents

Resource Consents for Subdivision

When you need to create new sections (titles), you will need a resource consent from the District Council.   The council generally requires a professional 'subdivider's representative' to certify that all their rules have been met.   We have the knowledge and years of experience to manage the entire process for you.

Resource Consent for Land Use

If you want to use your land for something not normally allowed by the District Council, you need a resource consent.   We know what information is required and can prepare accurate plans to support the proposal.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Project Management

We manage complete land development projects for our clients using our intimate knowledge of the legal and construction process.   Other specialists such as Architects, Engineers and Planners are brought into the team when required.   They are chosen based on the skills they can bring to the project.   A successful project results from a communicative team approach.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Boundary Peg Location - for fencing and building

Over time, pegs can become obscured or removed.   Sometimes you can measure from adjacent boundaries, scrape away the soil and find them.   If not, we use a metal locator to find adjacent secure reference marks from which we accurately replace your boundary pegs.

When fencing or building near a boundary you must protect yourself by first finding out exactly where your boundary is.   This will avoid disputes and costly removal of structures.

Ask about our New 'Fast Pegs by GPS' Service
This enables instant set out of peg positions or gathering field data.  If speed and economy are important call us now!

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Site Plans

When building a new home, carrying out additions or landscaping, you will need a detailed plan showing the position of existing features and heights.   With our high tech measuring equipment we can quickly and accurately survey your property and produce a site plan for your Architect, Builder or Landscaper.

You can then proceed with your investment knowing that things will fit in and not encroach onto your neighbours' land.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Aerial Photographs

Up-to-date aerial photographs are at our disposal to supply or use for your development plan.   We can provide a photo of your property for your wall or computer.

Using the latest technology, we draw your development proposals onto a digital photo of your property and produce a readable plan.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Building Set Out

Situating a building on a site is not an easy task.   There is a multitude of issues such as -

We can use our knowledge of the rules and set out building corners quickly and efficiently - sometimes saving days of building time.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Unit Titles

Most high rise residential and multiunit commercial/industrial developments utilise a 'unit title subdivision' to create separate certificates of title for each owner.   This method of subdivision suits developments where many owners share access, parking and recreational facilities.   Maintenance of these buildings and shared facilities is carried out by a 'body corporate' comprising all the individual owners.

We can obtain resource consents, prepare unit title plans and obtain the appropriate legal consents required to complete this procedure through to new titles.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Crosslease (Flat Plans) to Freehold Conversion

Cross leasing was once a popular way of providing for separate ownership of home units (Flats).   The system was created largely to get around financial contributions and other impediments to full subdivisions.

Most District Councils now treat cross leases the same as subdivisions so they are generally not used any more.

Existing cross leases can be converted to separate freehold titles with ease in most areas now.   Although relatively straightforward, there are resource consent and legal issues to deal with.   We have carried out numerous 'conversions' which added significant value to the properties concerned.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Cross Lease Updates (Leasehold Titles)

Cross leasing has, in the past, been a very popular way of creating titles for small home units.   It is generally no longer used in this area; however, many still exist.

When additions and alterations are made, you must have a new survey carried out and update the 'leases'.   This includes garages, conservatories and even realigned accessways.   Failure to update this could cause disputes and will certainly cause trouble when selling.   We can survey the site and prepare a new cross lease plan quickly when required.

Alternatively, with adjoining owners' consent, you could probably freehold your unit.   This would solve the problem permanently.   Please give us a call and discuss the process.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Bush & Wetland Covenants

You may have a patch of native bush, wetland or even marginal pastureland that you would like to retire from production.   Many farmers have chosen to legally protect these areas for the benefit of future generations.

There are financial subsidies available to assist you with fencing and maintenance of these areas.   These are provided by District Councils, Regional Councils and the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust.

Additional subdivision potential is offered by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council in exchange for protecting some such areas.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Daylight Certification

New buildings being constructed close to boundaries need to be kept within certain height limits to protect adjoining owners.

District Councils will require, as a condition of building consent, the builder to have a registered surveyor certify compliance with the rules.

To do this, we accurately survey the boundary and take levels adjacent to the new building.   Following calculations using the plans or actual building position, we can certify the compliance to the Council.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




'As Built' Plans

Subdivisions often require service connections to all new lots for power, wastewater, stormwater and water.   Before the local council will give final approval, they want plans showing the position of these pipes and cables.

We provide this service, creating detailed plans which are retained on file and used to update council's GIS system.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.




Farm Plans (Photoplans)

Using recent aerial photographs in a digital format, we can highlight fences, calculate paddock areas and provide a very user-friendly management tool.   High quality wall prints can also be provided.

To request more information on this service, please use our enquiry form.